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Welcome to the Visa Section!

The Visa Section of the United States Embassy in Bogota processes applications for both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas to the U.S. Click on the links below or on the left side of the page to learn more about the Visa Section.

Public Service Statement

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

Nonimmigrant visas

Nonimmigrant visas are for people visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment.  The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel.

Immigrant visas

Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States for either family or employment reasons.

Fraud Prevention Unit

The Fraud Prevention Unit investigates any incidents of fraud in visa applications and provides information to visa applicants about possible fraudulent scams.

News and Announcements

Recent announcements regarding the visa application process.

Contact Information

How to contact the visa section regarding your visa applications.

Consular Calendar

View our holiday and administrative closures.


  • Due to a consular systems upgrade, consular operations at the U.S. Embassy Bogota will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9 with the exception of emergency passport issuance to U.S. citizens. For U.S. citizen emergency travel, please look at the instructions on requesting an emergency appointment here, or contact us directly at (57) 1 275 2000. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Appoitment Availability

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Come Right on Time

English Tip: "Rain or shine"

¡English Tip bonus track! - "Rain or shine".Compartimos esta entrega especial de nuestros tips para recordarte que a partir del 1 de junio todos los solicitantes de visa deben llegar a la hora de su cita y no antes. El ingreso al área Consular solo se permitirá en esta hora para agilizar el tiempo del proceso. Practica tu #ingles y recuerda nuestra recomendación.Esperamos que te guste y ¡recuerda compartir!

Posted by Embajada de los Estados Unidos Colombia on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Come Right on Time - Time is money

English Tip: "Time is money".

English Tip: "Time is money".Esta expresión hace referencia a la importancia que tiene aprovechar el tiempo. Recuerda que ahora debes llegar a la cita para tu visa a la hora señalada y no antes. Ayúdanos a hacer más rápido el proceso para todos.Practica tu #inglés y no olvides compartir

Posted by Embajada de los Estados Unidos Colombia on Monday, July 13, 2015

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